A Sermon on Ephesians 6:1-4
Children and Parents
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. (ESV)
Discipline that does not provoke resentment; the need to exercise control; the importance of consistency; the dangers of being possessive and domineering; punishment and discipline must never be mechanical or too severe; the Biblical doctrine of regeneration needs to be understood; always in love.